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Old 01-31-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default How do you feel about JR Smith's court decisions?

Does he consistently do wrong stuff, or is he generally on point?
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do you feel about JR Smith's court decisions?

He's an energy boost scorer of the bench.. His decision making is a part of the job.

He would have to play different if he were to be an starter, but I would prefer Afflalo starting
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:02 PM   #3
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Karls use of jr has hobbled the team- too much is asked of jr when you want him to be the main creator of offense for others- jr is one of the most dynamic shooter/scorers in the nba, and instead of asking that out of him karl wants him as a ball handler and creator for the second team at the same time as asking him to score alongside either no offensive players or 1 other


Jr and the nugs could benifit so much from playing with billups and making the defense choose who to throw their 3rd guy at between carmelo, billups and jr- always giving the other team a weak cover or someone they can drift away from is stupid- its not just the qaurter of the game karl chooses not to put his top lineup out there its the practice minutes in putting in new plays or sets that jr's career could be benifited by playing w and learning from billups




Karl is good at keeping his job and has saved the "put your best players out there" until after this season when karl will pull out the "well next year maybe jr will be ready to start" -


There is not a logical basketball reason to why afflalo starts and jr is used how he is- personal reasons and who karl likes or doesn't shouldt be enough- this is the nba and karl is making way too much money to be a little girl about it




So much talk about jr needing to lose the "bad" parts of his game- yet no help and direction from the coach to put him in a position to be succesfull- get another pg and start using jr at what he does best and the nugs are a better team
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Karls use of jr has hobbled the team- too much is asked of jr when you want him to be the main creator of offense for others- jr is one of the most dynamic shooter/scorers in the nba, and instead of asking that out of him karl wants him as a ball handler and creator for the second team at the same time as asking him to score alongside either no offensive players or 1 other


Jr and the nugs could benifit so much from playing with billups and making the defense choose who to throw their 3rd guy at between carmelo, billups and jr- always giving the other team a weak cover or someone they can drift away from is stupid- its not just the qaurter of the game karl chooses not to put his top lineup out there its the practice minutes in putting in new plays or sets that jr's career could be benifited by playing w and learning from billups




Karl is good at keeping his job and has saved the "put your best players out there" until after this season when karl will pull out the "well next year maybe jr will be ready to start" -


There is not a logical basketball reason to why afflalo starts and jr is used how he is- personal reasons and who karl likes or doesn't shouldt be enough- this is the nba and karl is making way too much money to be a little girl about it




So much talk about jr needing to lose the "bad" parts of his game- yet no help and direction from the coach to put him in a position to be succesfull- get another pg and start using jr at what he does best and the nugs are a better team


The fact is that you can't depend on him CONSISTANTLY. Some nights he is unstoppable, some nights he can't get it goin. And on certain nights he lets the other part of his game come forward and on other nights he is like a lost little sheep!

And when nothing works, he seems to look for someone to blame. He can't understand that if he is having one of those nights Karl keeps him on the bench cause he ain't contributing.

He still is not mature.
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Default Re: How do you feel about JR Smith's court decisions?

Consistant- you are right- but that is the exact reason I think you have to start him- then you have the luxery of the quick hook w jr- I'd give jr more different shifts than anyone, its usually pretty easy to see what you are getting from jr- he's going good then ride him, struggling then yank him



If you don't start jr by the time you put him in you need him to preform, he's the #1 or 2 option- if you let him settle into the game without being asked to be the main creator for others as well as the #1 or 2 option I think he becomes way more efficiant
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I'm totally convinced he would be a great player in the NBA. Here's a guy who I would have compared to Ray Allen, and had the long term potential to be a Sugar Ray. However, his bball IQ has held him back immensely.

His game is smooth as hell but I wonder if it's not just his brain that's buggin' but maybe work ethic. Why hasn't he developed any sort of mid-range game? Especially with a guy like Melo on his team, he should be trying to copy everything Melo does. Seems like he either dunks, or shoots from 30+ feet, there's no inbetween.

I will say though, A LOT of people undervalue his game. The dude has the ability to pass the ball on his drives, like he showcased during the playoffs last season. It's just the consistency that comes with having a solid bball IQ, as if he has to mentally remind himself every thime down the court that there are things to do other than take 30 footers.
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Default Re: How do you feel about JR Smith's court decisions?

The fact that often it looks like he sits a couple feet outside of the three point line and thinks to himself, "I think I can make it... well, only one way to find out" and then launches a bomb makes me question, but overall I would keep him. His X factor didnt pay off this year in the playoffs but who's to say it wont later?
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His X factor didnt pay off this year in the playoffs but who's to say it wont later?

His immaturity would say it.
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Default Re: How do you feel about JR Smith's court decisions?

Karl affected the team by not wanting to put jr (or carmelo) in the best spots to succeed
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Or does anyone here really think the best position for jr is creating for others, initiating the offense, and being the #1 or 2 scoring option? You ask all that of him and you expect him to be efficiant? Makes no sense
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Karl affected the team by not wanting to put jr (or carmelo) in the best spots to succeed
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Or does anyone here really think the best position for jr is creating for others, initiating the offense, and being the #1 or 2 scoring option? You ask all that of him and you expect him to be efficiant? Makes no sense

He doesn't play defense well enough to be a role player. Afflalo sh*ts on him.

JR is as good as gone this offseason.
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